Powder River

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Other Names:  Reynolds Fight

Date of Battle: March 17, 1876

Location of Battle: Broadus/Morehead, MT

GPS  N: 45-06.133

         W: 105-51.583

Participants: Colonel Joseph J Reynolds and 370 men against a village of about 700 Cheyennes

The surprise attack on the camp led to the capture of 700 horses, the village and its entire contents were destroyed.  The next morning the Indians stole back about 550 of their horses which weren't guarded by the troops. 

 

For more information see:

Battles and Skirmishes of the great Sioux War

Centennial Campaign

Custer's Luck

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars

The Fighting Cheyennes

Indian Wars of the Great Plains

Indian Fights and Fighters

Indian Wars of the West

The Sioux Indian Wars

Yellowstone Command

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